Throw on your hiking boots and venture underground to the Vatnshellir Cave for a subterranean adventure like no other!

This 8,000 year-old lava tube was created by a volcanic eruption from a nearby crater in the Purkholar crater family, reaching over 200 metres in length and 35 metres below the surface. Experience the unique colours and lava formations as you descend deep into this incredible cave, taking a moment away from the outside world and into the peaceful tranquillity and darkness of Vatnshellir.

You’ll be kitted out with all the necessary caving gear before your guide takes you down the spiral staircase and through the hidden chambers, telling you all about Vatnshellir’s geographical history.

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  • Designed to meet the aims of the National Curriculum
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